Category: Portfolios

Real Stripes - Dreamcar

Markus Bruckner

Some photographs are more challenging than others and it has been a long time since I decided to include one of them here. Markus Bruckner offered an excellent opportunity with a great work which is fully abstract despite being real photography. The Real Stripes series was shot in 2008/2009 (published in 2009). It was shot…

Jon Cornforth

Colorful landscapes and vivid wildlife photographs. This is Jon Cornforth’s style of photography. Actually, I selected on mountain scape that shows what comes from time spent watching nature best face. Jon Conforth web site.

Stuart Griffiths

Stuart Griffiths is a photographer who, like so many other documentary photographers, excels in reaching out to a large scope of various subjects. Working repeatedly on projects which involved meeting with people who are army crazy, which in his eyes is something quite strange, he built a rather strange portfolio (“Army Barmy“) where you will…

Benoît Feron

Today, nearly exactly two months after the ousting of Hosni Moubarak, here is a photograph of an Egyptian policeman that has been selected in Benoît Feron’s photo gallery. This picture is touching for the softness of the smile and the eyes of this uniformed man. The work of Benoît Feron is well adapted to such…

Peikwen Cheng

Gai, which means to build or to transform in Chinese, explores the dramatic physical transformation of China as it takes its place on the world’s stage. China is building itself (or should we say “rebuilding itself”). Peikwen Cheng is actively documenting this situation with an eye for architecture, composition, construction and structure. Peikwen Cheng’s web…

Suren Manvelyan

Suren Manvelyan is a physicist having graduated in the field of Quantum Chaos. He started to photograph when he was 16. If you visit his web site, you will notice that he is working on many fields and that this is his greatest strength. However, I was stopped by his Saxophonia series. The photo above…

America in Color from 1939-1943

This come directly from the archives of the Library of Congress and it is one of the color photopgraphs captured by the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. There were very few photographers using color at this time and they document Depression Era for the farmers’ communities. Source: Denver Post blog. The photographs and captions…

Jim Kazanjian

Photography? Painting? Pictorial art? Definitions are difficult to apply to what Jim Kazanjian does. I won’t even try. But you must absolutely visit the gallery of his dreamscapes. Photographs from 2006-2008.

Andy Drewitt

Andy Drewitt

Photojournalism is not only about documenting war and front page events. Diamond Creek Donkey Shelter is the sanctuary for a motley herd of donkeys who, for most of their lives, have toughed it out as victims of neglect, ill health and even torture. There, Andy Drewitt brought to light the adventure of this Donkey Shelter.…

Jim Patterson

Jim Patterson

Jim Patterson‘s photography is a colorful one, a joyful one. The eye is pleased be it in front of his landscape portfolio or in front of his underwater photography portfolio. Technically speaking, for the Joshua Tree National Park picture displayed here, he used “a 30 second exposure at ISO 800 in order to get the…

Laurent Baheux

I don’t doubt that some of the readers here already know Laurent Baheux. But I really wanted to bring his work back to the front and help some people discover it too. French sports photographer, Laurent has been working relentlessly on a very personal research that I consider as quite different from the most usual…

Goodbye Discovery

As you certainly know by now, the Discovery space shuttle is currently flying its last mission, during which it will rendez-vous with the International Space Station (ISS) which has been assembled by several countries in low Earth orbit in the recent years. To honor it, I have the pleasure to present a few stunning pictures…

Gustave Le Gray

For once, I will change from contemporary photographers to present the reproduction of a specially ancient photograph taken on a glass negative and printed on albumen silver paper. From the beginnings of photography, pioneers had to find and discover techniques that we are essentially applying without even thinking about it. Gustave Le Gray was one…

Daniel Winters

Photographing a show is quite a difficult exercise, but when it is about performing arts or dance, there are many opportunities. So, I appreciated a lot Daniel Winters work with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. YLovePhoto: What -according to you- makes a good or a bad photographer? Daniel Winters: A good photographer uses…

Christoph Gielen

We live in developed countries but is this development sane? Christoph Gielen photographs our world to show Human life sprawling over the earth planet and how we tend to transform it into something utterly different. Question: What do you consider your worst weakness in photography and how you try and correct it? Answer from Christoph…

Dulce Pinzon

Immigrant workers are often seen in a negative light, sometimes in a condescending way. But they are also people who accepted to take considerable risks, who proved their courage in deciding to leave everything else behind to change for a new world. In recognition of this fact, Dulce Pinzon chose to associate them to the…

Roberto Boccaccino

When Roberto Boccaccino shots pictures, he is framing the crisis of the world or of Man. He is seeking a meaning, he is bringing the world to our eyes to share the feelings of his subjects through the feelings of the photographer. This is documentary. Question: What do you consider your worst weakness in photography…

Tim Mantoani

Sports photography is an exercise which often seems well (too well?) framed and limited. Tim Matoani adopts a slightly off tone for his portraiture of sportsmen (like for most of his other portraits by the way). Suddenly, the environment puts the athlete on a pedestal while giving him or her a background so much different…

Tim Laman

This is always a great pleasure when I find a wildlife or nature photographer whose work is really varied and exposes many aspects of our wonderful world. This is exactly the case for Tim Laman; It is difficult (no impossible) to choose one picture which would be really representative of all its work. So, I…

Whale Shark

Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry is one of these underwater photographers who make you feel that this is technically easy to shoot whale sharks (like the one below) or a bluefin tuna, or a seal pup. Don’t let his work fool you. He masters a lot of techniques in a demanding environment, but gives us wonderful pictures of…

Christian Bobst

I love it when a photographer brings a faithful reproduction of his or her travels through the pictures to be shared with his or her audience. With Christian Bobst, this is exactly what I felt when browsing his slideshows. The photo above is extracted from a recent trip to Georgia, but I would also recommend…

Michele Roohani

Michele Roohani

Now, this is a post I have been wanting to write for a very long time. Michele is a great friend of mine (independently of her photography work) but (I think) this has only a limited impact on my appreciation of her work. I definitely love the way she does small documentary-like photographic reports where…